Back in 2017 we got word from Benelli that they’d be bringing their TRK 502 to the U.S. as a 2018 model. Those plans fell through but the intentions to bring their new adventure bike to the US never waned. ADV Pulse has now confirmed that plans to bring the Benelli TRK 502 and TRK 502 X to the U.S. are not only back on track, but 2021 models are currently arriving on dealer showroom floors. We’re not sure what happened with the delay, but we are excited to be getting a new option in the ever-growing midrange ADV segment.
The Benelli TRK502 comes in two versions: the road-going standard TRK 502 and the more rugged, dirt-oriented TRK 502X. At the heart of the bike, is a 500cc 4-valve parallel-twin DOHC engine with EFI and a 6-speed gearbox. The engine, developed by Benelli, is fueled by a 5.3 gallon tank, pumping out 47 horsepower and 34 ft-lb of peak torque.
A steel trellis frame incorporates a 50mm inverted fork with 5.5 inches of suspension travel. Out back, a monoshock offers preload and rebound damping adjustment in the standard model, along with compression damping adjustment on the 502X. The standard 502 rear shock provides 1.77 inches of stroke and the 502X gets 2.44 inches (rear suspension travel not provided). Seat height for the TRK 502 is 32.8 inches and the 502X is a little taller at 33.9 inches. A higher-positioned exhaust also gives the TRK 502X additional ground clearance in off-road situations compared to the road going TRK 502.
Recent refinements to the line include backlit handlebar switches and new ergo adjustments at the handlebars, along with a range of minor bodywork and graphical refinements. Both models are appointed with a tall touring windscreen and stepped seating to give the rider comfort on longer journeys, plus a set of 320mm semi-floating front discs and 260mm single disc out back to handle braking. The standard 502 gets 17” cast aluminum rims front and back while the 502X gets a set of 19”/17” spoke wheels for improved performance and durability in the dirt. A set of engine guards and center stand also come standard on the 502X.
The Benelli TRK 502 and 502X come in White, Red, Blue and Anthracite Grey but only the White and Grey color schemes are available in the U.S. at this time. The TRK 502 has an MSRP of $5,999 and the 502X is $6,399. More details to come on the Benelli USA website soon.
Benelli TRK 502 / 502X Specs
|Engine Type:||DOHC Parallel twin, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel System:||Fuel injection with 37mm throttle body|
|Horsepower :||47 hp @ 8,500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque (est):||34 ft-lb at 6,000 rpm|
|Final Drive:||Chain drive|
|Frame:||Steel Trellis frame|
|Front Suspension:||Adjustable 50mm inverted forks|
|Rear Suspension:||Mono-shock rear swingarm with spring preload adjustment, rebound damping and compression damping (502X only)|
|Front Suspension Travel:||5.5 inches (140mm)|
|Rear Shock Stroke:||TRK 502: 1.77″ (45mm); TRK 502X: 2.44″ (62mm)|
|Front Brake:||Twin 320mm semi-floating disks with 4 piston calipers and ABS|
|Front Wheel:||TRK 502: 120/70 – ZR17 (Cast); TRK 502X: 110/80 – R19 (Spoke)|
|Rear Wheel:||TRK 502: 160/60 – ZR17 (Cast); TRK 502X: 150/70 – R17 (Spoke)|
|Seat Height:||TRK 502: 32.8 inches (835mm); TRK 502X: 33.9 inches (860mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||TRK 502: 7.5 inches (190mm); TRK 502X: 8.3 inches (210mm)|
|Wheelbase:||50.3 inches (1505mm)|
|Rear Brake:||260mm Single disc with single piston caliper and ABS|
|Dry Weight:||470 pounds (213kg)|
|Fuel Capacity:||5.3 gallons (US) – 20L|
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